AC Milan's players celebrate at the end of the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Roma on August 31, 2018 at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential AC Milan Lineup to Face F91 Dudelange on Thursday

Europe's second most successful club kick-off their Europa League campaign against Luxembourgian champions F91 Dudelange.

The past five seasons have been the dark ages for AC Milan, finishing as low as 10th in the 2014-15 season. But, with an injection of cash by new owners, Milan have been able to steady the ship and made a return to European football last season, albeit in the Europa League.

The Europa League may be Milan's best shot at making a return to the Champions League, with Serie A so congested at the top. Therefore, it is likely that manger Gennaro Gattuso will put out a strong line-up for their trip to Dudelange.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK): Donnarumma made his debut for Milan at the age of just 16, and since then has been billed as the man to replace Gianluigi Buffon as Italy's number one.

Ignazio Abate (RB): Veteran right-back Abate has been at Milan since 2009 and since then has made over 200 appearances for the Italian club.

Alessio Romagnoli (CB): AC Milan's captain Romagnoli is still only 23-years-old but has already made nearly 100 appearances for the Rossoneri.

Matteo Musacchio (CB): The 28-year-old Argentinian is now into his second season at the Serie A side.

Ricardo Rodriguez (LB): The Swiss international was one of Milan's most consistent performers last season, and has made the left-back position his own.

2. Midfielders

Lucas Biglia (CDM): Biglia has become a mainstay for both Argentina and AC Milan, playing a steady defensive role in the midfield.

Tiemoune Bakayoko (CM): The French international got his fair share of criticism during his spell at Chelsea. Now on loan at AC Milan, Bakayoko will have to try and rekindle the form he showed during his time at Monaco if he is to make his season at the San Siro a success.

Alen Halilovic (CAM): Halliovic, should he play, would give Milan's midfield a creative spark. The Croatian was signed by Milan in the summer but is yet to make an appearance.

1. Forwards

Suso (RW): The former Liverpool youth prospect never got the chance to prove himself at the Reds, but at Milan he has become one of their most important attacking weapons.

Gonzalo Higuaín (ST): Milan's main man, Higuaín signed for Milan from Juventus in the summer and has made a strong start to the 2018/19 season - already scoring his first goal for the Italian giants.

Fabio Borini (LW): Borini certainly landed on his feet after leaving relegated Sunderland in 2017, moving to one of Italy's biggest clubs. Since signing for the seven-time European champions, Borini has scored just two goals in 28 appearances.